Sunday , 26 March 2017

Weird News Of The Week – March 21

CAT CAN’T STOP SSSSSSSSNEEZING. (Screen shot of YouTube video) A cat owner in California knew something was amiss when his black cat, named Marian, had a sneezing fit. The cat lover looked a little closer and found that a small snake had somehow slithered inside one nostril. The owner shared a video on YouTube. It’s not known how the snake got up there, but one theory is that it slid inside as the cat was trying to eat it. The owner then pulled the snake, which appeared to be dead, out of Marian’s nose. (UPI) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CAT WITH THE SNAKE STUCK IN ITS NOSE.

A group of retirees with a sewing club in suburban Boston are knitting sweaters for poultry that are not used to the cold weather. “I don’t think in my wildest dreams I ever thought anybody made sweaters for chickens,” 76-year-old Barbara Widmayer explains. “There’s so much going on these days that’s kind of contentious in the world. It was actually very calming to me to work on this.” It seems like the chickens are digging their new threads. The sweaters are keeping the birds at an estate known as the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust warm and it’s noticeably boosted egg production.  Now, the knitting club is considering their next unusual project, which may be knitting blankets for elephants in India. (Associated Press) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHICKENS IN THEIR WARM SWEATERS.

Chagrin Falls police are investigating the theft of a symbolic staple in the community. Someone stole a 70 pound popcorn ball from the Popcorn Shop that had been sitting inside and outside the shop since New Year’s Eve. People gather to watch the giant $700 popcorn ball drop to ring in the New Year. The delicious ball was returned after pleas from the shop’s owner, and will be auctioned off, with the proceeds slated to go toward renovations of a town hall. Source: Associated Press CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT A GIANT $700 POPCORN BALL LOOKS LIKE.

Over in Lorain County, staff at the Avon Lake Public Library have been noticing empty bottles of A-1 steak sauce placed all around the library. According to the library’s Facebook page, 30 bottles have been found on book shelves since January. The library’s public relations coordinator doesn’t think there is any bad intent behind the anonymous prank, but they’re not giving up on trying to figure out a possible hidden message or whodunit.  SEE THE MYSTERY A1 BOTTLES ON THE LIBRARY’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

A British man stopped by his local McDonald’s for lunch and ordered a cheeseburger with no ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, bun….and no burger! Col Merchant produced a receipt on Instagram that chronicled his special order, which netted him a single slice of American cheese, wrapped in waxed paper, and cost the same amount as a fully dressed burger. Despite overpaying, he insisted he was happy with his gluten-free, meat-free, veggie-free and sauce-free lunch. (Metro) SEE THE ACTUAL ORDER RECIEPT FROM THIS FUSSY CUSTOMER.

When Amazon introduced the Echo and its voice-controlled personal assistant, Alexa, it immediately made life a little more difficult for girls named Alexa when they are in the same room as the Echo. A 21-year-old woman in New Jersey has it even worse, because her name is Alexa Seary. She shares the names of the two most-popular virtual assistants: Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. Alexa Seary says, “It started off at work. It would be, ‘Siri, do this, Siri do that,’ and now they do the same thing with Alexa. Mostly people just say, ‘Haha, I’m telling you what to do,’ and I’m like, ‘OK, haha, that’s a new one.'” (Huffington Post)  CLICK HERE TO SEE ALEXA SEARY